First of all, my compliments for this website and usefull forum. I am glad with the knowledge I got form this forum and after about 1,5 years of only loosing the hairloss-battle, I feel that I am finally winning ground again by using 5% minoxidil. My crown area is finally looking much better, and my NW1-2 will definately not become a NW 2 -Vertex; something which I felt would happen soon if I wouldn't interfer.
However, like many users of hairloss products I feel that the biggest side-effect I am suffering from is FEAR of side effects. I tried finasteride for a bit but didn't feel to well on it and also suffered from objective side effects: acne outbreak.
Anyway, bottom line is: I love minox for what it does to my hair (regrowth!) but fear possible damage I may do to my heart. I know that minox is not advised for people suffering from a heart disease, but I am wondering if it is possible that minox is the CAUSE of a heart disease? I tend to think that I feel something on my chest, but honestly cannot objectively determine whether it is real or not!
The following article is a bit scary:
Finally, are there objective parameters I could check to see if minox is effecting me such as morning rest rate (being an athlete I do know what my morning heart rate used to be) and blood pressure?
Any reassurence or information would be very welcome as I 1) love what minox does to my hair but 2) do not want to do any damage to my body!